Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Why true scholars matter

Because in the wake of a shooting spree that killed her UAH colleagues as they sat around a faculty conference table, Debra Moriarty said this, in refusing to join the hysterical cries for ever-greater denials of civil liberties:

"There is evil in the world; it is unfortunate that good people are hurt by that. But a university is a place of free thought and freedom to explore ideas and to search out new knowledge and you don't want to put anything in place that dampens that."
That is the courage of a true scholar. Thank you, Dr Moriarty.

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